It happens only rarely that I am impressed with a firm’s entire body of playground work. But Stuttgart-based Kukuk, founded in 2004 by Bernhard Hanel and Robin Wagner, takes the timber constructions that we are becoming familiar with as part of the natural playground movement to a whole new and imaginative level….so much so that I’ll be writing several posts on their work.
Why? Because these playgrounds, not the dumbed-down plastic platforms that have sprouted in our landscapes for far too long, are spaces that get a kid to put down her videogame. We should be making more of them. Kudos to Kukuk.